(Ajuga bracteosa)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Ajuga bracteosa
Labiatae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is aromatic, astringent and tonic[240]. It is useful in the treatment of agues[240].

    The juice of the root is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery[272].

    The leaves are used in the treatment of fevers as a substitute for quinine[240].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or autumn in the open border[1]. Division in spring.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a humus-rich, moisture retentive soil and a sunny position[200].
E. Asia – Himalayas from Kashmir to Nepal and China.

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